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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Aching jaw, sore gums, ear and throat
For the past 5 days I have experienced a dull pain in my upper right jaw along with sore gums (slightly inflamed but not swollen), and a tingling mild pain in my ear and the back of my throat, as well as snotty nose - all only on the right side of my head. The symptoms come and go, tending to be better in the morning and worse in the evening. Yesterday I thought it was clearing up and cancelled the doctor`s appointment I had made. But in the evening the symptoms returned. They don`t seem to get worse, just consistently bothersome. Do I need to get this seen to or can I take care of myself at home? (I will struggle to afford to see a doctor or dentist)
Your symptoms may be due to a decayed tooth (cavity) or adult gum disease. You might also be experiencing allergy or sinusitis.
If your symptoms continue, you should seek care.
David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University